Hey girls! What's your favorite food??
Jolie: salaaaad, gock-leee (broccoli), kayeeets (carrots)...
Parker: FRENCH FRIEEEES!!
Jolie: ..be-mannas (bananas), be-matooes (tomatoes)..
Story of my life.
In a perfect world, Parker and Jolie would gobble up every single thing I put in front of them without a fight. Grilled chicken, whole wheat pasta and brussels sprouts would be their favorite foods ALL the time instead of about 50% of the time.. fifty percent of the time being pretty generous.
Unfortunately I usually catch them on the off chance that they really don't like those foods.
As young babes, we started oatmeal at four months and at 6 months we started fruits and vegetables. I would make all kinds of foods for them.. sweet potatoes and bananas, roasted red pepper and chickpea, blueberry and spinach. Meal planning for my 6 month old girls was almost more fun than meal planning for Jordan and myself. As they got older and were exposed to more foods, their taste preferences change and all the sudden they became terribly picky. They try and love something one night and I'll make the exact same meal a week later and they are in tears when we insist they take just one bite. Most of the time Parker and Jolie eat like birds- taking two or three bites of a meal and announcing "I'M DONE!" which is why I knew I needed the peace of mind to know that what they are missing in their food consumption can be supplemented with a vitamin.
With so many daily vitamin options out there, it is hard to know which one is best for your kids. I always make sure I look at the nutritional value, serving size, and of course the taste. If my girls don't like the way something tastes, they'll never eat it- no matter how convincing I can be. Thats why we love L’il Critters™! These gummy vitamins are tailored to meet the specific nutritional needs of children as they grow and contain no high fructose corn syrup, no synthetic dyes, and for those that need it, they are gluten free! L’il Critters™ helps to make nutrition taste good by combining the power of vitamins with a fun and tasty gummy and they are a delicious alternative to hard-to-swallow tablets or capsules. The demand for toddler independence is at an all-time high right now, so the convenience of being able to hand two L’il Critters™ gummy vitamins over first thing in the morning for Parker and Jolie to take with no need for water makes my life so much easier with one less mess to manage.
L’il Critters™, powered by vitafusion™, is rooted in the belief that healthy habits should be enjoyable so that you keep doing them, especially when you incorporate these healthy habits into your family life. Having the support system of the entire house helps a lot! Salad with grilled chicken for you and pizza for the kids.. I would completely forget about the salad and dig into eating more than my fair share of pizza slices. My babes are at the age when they are learning and absorbing at high speed, so talking about healthy habits, introducing healthy foods, and getting into the routine of doing these things together. They watch mama and daddy take their 'bitamins' and definitely have interest in some of their own!
While nutrition and healthy living is a huge component to our lifestyle, being active is too- which is why I absolutely love the 'Move Like a Lil' Critter' Campaign. My girls are at the age when they love to mimic and be silly- one minute they are growing like a tiger or hopping like a frog, and the next minute they are bouncing around like a monkey and asking over and over again for 'be-manas'.
..by the way, their version of the word banana is my all-time favorite, ever.
The Move Like a Little Critter workout routine is perfect for the whole family to get involved. Making it fun for the kiddos to get involved with encourage these healthy habits over and over again.
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